The electronic producer Vonica’s debut EP arrives in the form of ‘Sol de Nit’ on Lamela Records. Born in Germany but raised by southern Italian parents and now based in London, the fresh producer’s background is mainly in indie music, until recently operating as part of a collaborative band project with a close friend. Following the friend’s relocation to Italy, Vonica decided to go it alone, writing the first track on the EP ‘Ai’ after an inspiring visit to an Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy. With a video by Dan Tombs (an artist who regularly works alongside Jon Hopkins, Nathan Fake and Factory Floor), an EP mixed by Marc Pell (the engineer behind Mount Kimbie) and mastered by Shane McEnhill (DJ Shadow, Luke Abbott) Vonica looks destined for great things. His debut is an energetic mix of sounds relatively similar to the artists billed above. ‘Ai’ is a fun, dance construct with a heartbeat that seems to supportively pump life around even the periphery of the track. Branded as ‘cinematic techno’ meets ‘languid trance’ it’s hard to pin down Vonica’s sound and even harder to resist the joy of dancing to it.
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